NHS Cuts and Service Closures –  page in development – April 2021




The NHS is underfunded. The Government says that we can’t afford more, but we know that this underfunding is a political choice – along with the subsequent cuts, closures, lengthening waiting lists and demoralisation of staff.
The reality is that the UK, the worlds sixth largest economy, chooses to spend significantly less per head on health than Germany or France – and less than half what is spent in the US or Switzerland.

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Unbelievable but shockingly true Number of critical care beds/100,000 people
U.K. 7.3
Germany 33.8
United States 34.3


The Independent    (17th April 2021)    ‘Staff have been treated like cannon fodder’: NHS bosses issue stark warning on future of health service
The Tories did not ‘restore the nursing bursary’.  https://twitter.com/keepnhspublic/status/1362369239999479809
The Guardian    (6th April 2021)   I don’t blame colleagues for leaving the NHS: the government has betrayed them